The purpose of this course is to analyze the key financial markets and instruments that facilitate the trade and investment activity on a global scale. The economics determinants of prices and price relationships in the major financial markets will be dealt with an emphasis on private and public policy issues. Institutional facts, related theories and empirical evidence will be presented to facilitate the students with knowledge and skills to tackle current economic issues in international finance. This course aims to familiarize students with the key ideas and relationships and gain insights on central problems facing private companies and policy-makers. This course is dual-listed with ECO 434.